A Taste Of Fall To Come

 

Summer Chanty 2018 coast

by Brady Raymond

As most of Washington State sweltered this last week, coastal Washington was cool and misty. The family and I got away for a long weekend out in Moclips, the cooler weather was a nice respite from the oven baking further inland and what would you know there were Chanterelles growing too.  The golden beauties pictured above were found about 100ft. above sea level just over a sandy bluff from the ocean.

Our trip was more focused on all things beach, so, unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to scour the woods too well but, I imagine that there are more to be found for someone with the time.  There were a number of specimens nearby that were a bit too small for the plate but looked as though they would surpass what I had collected in about a week or so.

I also came across a few Russula, an unknown gilled mushroom and a few Galerina.  Things were looking pretty good and if you need a taste of the fall to come, head to the coast and try your luck.

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Fresh Chanterelle pizza in July?  Yes, it’s true you can find mushrooms in the summer here in WA.  You just need to find areas where the weather is more reminiscent of the spring or fall.